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adjective \ˈsnär-kē\

Definition of SNARKY

:  sarcastic, impertinent, or irreverent in tone or manner <snarky lyrics>
snark·i·ly \-kə-lē\ adverb

Examples of SNARKY

  1. <working all day with such snarky jerks is exhausting>
  2. <with champagne as a lubricant, she unleashed an unending series of snarky comments for the duration of the wedding reception>
  3. The writer at No. 10, Fred Mustard Stewart, died last February at 74. His obituary in The Guardian contained this snarky observation: Year in, year out, the 600-page mark did not daunt him. —Dwight Garner, New York Times Book Review, 24 Feb. 2008

Origin of SNARKY

dialect snark to annoy, perhaps alteration of nark to irritate
First Known Use: 1906

Rhymes with SNARKY


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